Planning a trip and want to add some stops before your destination? Google Maps gives you up to 9 stops that you can place on your route. And that may be much more convenient than just adding new ones all the time. Moreover, you can do the same thing both via desktop or via mobile devices.
Is there an option to add a multiple destinations in Google Maps
The age of paper maps is long gone, now the GPS system works 100 times better. You do not need to study topography and understand maps, understand the legend and spend hours counting the scale and miles. Everything is now at your fingertips, or rather in the Google Maps app.
Everyone has probably used this application at least once. Starting from everyday trips to the store and using Maps as a navigator as well as a tool for planning long journeys, Google Maps shows its performance at a rather high level and with good accuracy.
Speaking of long journeys, you most likely want to plan your route with multiple destinations – trivial where to stay, etc. Google Maps can offer you up to 9 such stops between the starting point and your destination.
Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to add more than nine destinations. If you need to add more, you need to create a separate map. Not really convenient, but better than nothing.
How to add a multiple destinations in Google Maps via desktop
The desktop version is the easiest to build a march, as it has the maximum number of additional tools for creating your map. To add multiple destinations, use this guide:
- First, open up your browser and head on over to Google Maps. Click the “Directions” button to the right of the search bar
- By default, Maps will use your device’s location for the starting point. If you want this to be a different location, enter it now
- Next, enter the location of your first destination into the field provided, and then hit Enter. Alternatively, you can click any location on the map to get the same results
- Make sure you have either the driving or walking option selected, as Maps only lets you make multiple destinations with these two travel modes
- To add another destination, all you have to do is click either the “+” or the space below your first destination, and then start typing a new location. You can repeat this to add up to nine total stops. If you have more stops than is allowed, you may need to make another map from where you left off
- If at any point you decide you want to change up the order of your destinations, just drag any location up or down on the list using the circles on the left
- And once you’ve created your map in your web browser, you can click the “Send directions to your phone” link to send it to your mobile device by email or text message
How to add a multiple destinations in Google Maps via iPhone, iPad or Android
The Google Maps app does not differ at all in terms of functionality on different devices. If you have iOS or Android, there is no difference in use. The application has almost the same interface, so you can use this guide to set up multiple destinations in Google Maps:
- Open the Google Maps app from the app drawer or home screen
- Tap the blue Directions button in the lower-right corner
- Select the Choose destination textbar
- Enter your desired destination in the text field
- Alternatively, you can place a pin on the map with the Choose on map option
- By default, Maps will use your current location as the starting point. You can edit this if you want by selecting the Your location field
- After entering the destination, tap the action overflow button (the three vertical dots) on the top right corner of the screen
- Select Add stop
- You’ll see a new line with Add stop in your trip list, along with an estimated total trip time. Type in the second destination here
- As soon as you enter the second destination, a new line will be automatically added underneath, giving you the option to add another stop
- You can rearrange stops easily by dragging the three horizontal lines next to the location names
- You can also clear a destination by selecting the X icon to the right
- Once you’ve figured out all the stops, tap Done to get started
- You’ll see an overview of your trip, as well as all the stops and the overall time
- Tap the Start button in the lower right corner to start navigation to your first stop
- If you want to remove a destination once you’re on your way, you can do so by pulling up the turn-by-turn directions pane from the bottom of the screen and editing the list of stops
This is how you can now stop at various points, organize a time-efficient route and at the same time not miss interesting or necessary places.